Okay, since I'm in a "stir the pot" kind of mood, I feel like confessing something. Now, those of you who know me in the real world will (probably) not be surprised by this. Here it is, ready?
I cannot stand James Dobson.
There, I said it, a long held secret in some cases. Phew!
Now let me explain myself.
I consider myself an Evangelical Christian, but I'm an anomaly. I'm only one of four people I know who consider themselves EC, love Jesus, and yet did not vote for Bush, are quite skeptical of religious right-wing conservatives, and strongly dislike James Dobson (among other things). My reason being that he, and many others like him, implies in much of his rhetoric that if you don't believe/act/do as he says you should, you are not a "good Christian" and that you are opposed to "people of faith". Ugh. Add onto that his view that public schools are the root of all evil and that the answer to all our problems is to home school (don't assume I dislike all forms of homeschooling.........I'll just leave it at that) and it has gotten to the point that if any book, movie, event, etc is endorsed by James Dobson or Focus on the Family, I tend immediately dislike it.
I always thought that me and our small band of rebels (names will be withheld to protect the innocent) were the only ECs that felt/thought this way. Then, I discovered Jim Wallis and his book God's Politics. Thrilled, I was! (By the way, I discovered him through Jon Stewart and the Daily Show, hehe). I tend to agree more with Mr. Wallis than with the people in politics who are "supposed" to represent us ECs.
Well, now you know, I'm a closet liberal. I don't think that political choices should be based ONLY on abortion and gay marriage, I think that as a Christian, there are other things just as important to God, that should be considered as well. But THAT is another post.